The Law of Attraction: Love Yourself More

Just when you thought you loved yourself, go ahead- love yourself a little more.

We are all conscious creators on this planet, but many of us fail to realize the power of our thoughts and feelings.  Our society encourages us to take action, to see progress, and to quantify our successes, but no results can take place if you don’t truly care for yourself on the inside.

Be your own biggest fan.

The world quickly changes when you realize your greatest success is fearlessly loving yourself.

Life will effortlessly fall into place when you care for, love, and respect the you that you were born to be.  Everyone will have an opinion- but what is your own opinion about yourself?

Look within and listen to your heart.

Who do you want to be?

Once you know and embody the true you, you’ll see a change- a change within, a change around you, and a change in how you are treated.  Once you treat yourself with the loving kindness you deserve, remarkable things will shine through.

Here is a great manifestation video from Aaron Doughty- 2019 is a powerful year for attracting what you desire.  Get into your passion frequency, but first, it all starts with self-love!

“We Don’t Have to Agree On Anything to Be Kind to One Another”

Right when I needed it, I received the perfect comment on a post from earlier today.  A dear friend- the friend who was right there for me every step of the way during my dark period in October 2016 (right before I came to Boston)- said:

“Ask yourself, ‘what would love do?’ Then do that.”

Ah, yes.  Another perfect message at the perfect time.

This reminds me of “turning the other cheek.”  Having compassion- even when others have hurt or wronged you- is one of the first steps to true freedom.  Sure, sometimes it feels good to hold onto bitterness, anger, or resentment- but who is that really hurting?

When you can act with love, your entire life turns around.  I’m not saying the other party will reciprocate the same kindness, but that doesn’t matter.  This is about setting you free.

However, I am confident that person will remember your kindness.

And maybe, just maybe, they will even follow your example one day. 💞

for maddie 💞

How to Survive Mercury Retrograde

It’s that time of year again!

If you’re familiar with Mercury Retrograde, you know what I’m talking about.  Mercury, the planet of communication, goes into reverse, causing a three week period of communication confusion, technical complications, and travel issues.  Since the planet is actually going backwards, it effects our lives here on earth, too.

We moved into retrograde on December 3rd (the day of the Supermoon) and will be in it until December 22nd (my birthday!).  The last Mercury Retrograde occurred August 12th to September 5th, where we prepared for new beginnings.  Many of us felt this energy; I know I did.  One example of my own Mercury Retrograde mishaps included losing my phone, which happened at a terrible time- while I was interviewing for jobs and doing temp work.  Nobody could get a hold of me for three very crucial days- or so I thought.  This was a huge lesson for me to slow down after unknowingly running on nervous energy for weeks.  Instead of managing my time effectively or going with the flow, I was chasing my tail.

I also realized I had been relying on my phone too much.  During the five days I didn’t have my phone, I began talking to people for directions, walked even more than usual, learned new areas of the city, and even used a payphone (yes, they still exist).  It made me value my own quiet time, reminded me to pick up that library book I checked out, and was a lesson about the kindness of strangers.  Not only did I survive the fiasco, but I made a new friend in the process- I got an email from a Good Samaritan who had found my phone in the park!

Depending on how you see it, Mercury Retrograde has positive aspects that can provide great lessons.  Just as I lost my primary form of communication, my phone, I gained an appreciation for slowing down.  This is also a good time to clean house.  Mercury Retrograde allows you to let go of any past feelings or behaviors that no longer serve you.  Although these lessons are helpful, there are many ways to avoid these common mishaps, too!

Be Careful What You Say

Don’t be surprised if your blunt opinion isn’t well-received!  December’s Mercury in Retrograde is ruled by firey Sagittarius, which could cause others to take your joke the wrong way.  Be sure to think before you speak!

Proofread Everything 

Spell check, make sure you included the attachment, and don’t send the email to the wrong recipient!  These are all typical communication mishaps that can happen during the retrograde.

Avoiding Starting New Projects

Keep working on your existing projects, but don’t start something new, sign any contracts, or make major decisions during this time.  There is bound to be miscommunication, confusion, or arguments.  Hold off until after the holidays- it will be a less stressful time, anyway,

Don’t Make Big Purchases

A lot of electronics can go haywire during the retrograde.  I’ve been told to avoid making electronic purchases, such as phones, laptops, or TVs- since this can’t always be avoided, it’s a good idea to invest in the warranty!

Give Yourself Time to Travel

It’s the holidays, so many of us will be traveling near and far.  Allow extra time when going to the airport, check the traffic map before leaving the house, and be sure you clicked the right button when purchasing tickets (yes, this is a true story- someone bought me a plane ticket once for the wrong month).

Bottom line: double check, double check, double check!  Don’t be afraid to go outside this Mercury Retrograde- just slow down and think before you speak.  Remember, it’s a time to clean house and move forward.  The past is a place of reference- not a place of residence!

Get ready for 2018- it will be a time to embrace being the authentic you that you stepped into in 2017.

More Love, More Purpose

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Wouldn’t it be amazing if we lived in a world where our baristas wished us a good day, the person at the front desk smiled, and every car stopped for the person crossing the street?  Can you imagine living in a place where people helped one another, opened doors instead of slammed them, and pushed their ego aside to do all things with love?

Seems like a fantasy world, doesn’t it?  Good news: it doesn’t have to be.

Your own world can be more like this.  You may not like life’s circumstances, but you’re in charge of how you react to them.  Despite all of the tragedy, heartache, and natural disaster happening around us, now the perfect opportunity to see the world in a more loving, gentle way.  

It all starts by showing love to yourself.

When you show your own self compassion- giving yourself a break for mistakes, practicing self care, and waking each morning with a zest for life, you’ll live in a world where everything comes much easier and more naturally.

I recently started reading Real Magic by Wayne Dyer, which got me thinking about love and purpose.  We come into this world with nothing and we leave with nothing, so what is our life all about if we don’t live it with love?  Is it truly that important to get ahead of the line or push someone else so you can get the seat on the train?

Once you step outside of yourself and change your perspective a bit, you’ll be amazed at how much more loving the world around you becomes.  Try it and see what happens!

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